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Artists dressed as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati fill cans with holy Ganga water to distribute among devotees during a 'Gangajal' (holy Ganga water) distribution programme ahead of the Maha Shivaratri festival, in Bengaluru.

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Artists dressed as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati pose during a 'Gangajal' (holy Ganga water) distribution programme ahead of the Maha Shivaratri festival, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa along with legislators arrives at Vidhana Soudha to announce the State Budget 2021-22, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa arrives to present the State Budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa reads the budget papers ahead of the assembly session in Bengaluru.

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Senior citizens sit in an observation room after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.

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ISRO Chairman K. Sivan receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minsiter BS Yediyurappa along with Minister BC Patil felicitates actor Dharshan, who was elected as ambassador of Karnataka's Department of Agriculture, in Bengaluru.

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Medics assist an elderly man after he received his dose of COVID vaccine, during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.

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Senior citizens wait for their turn to receive the first dose of Covid vaccine, during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.

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Anganvadi workers participate in a protest rally demanding equal pay as government employees, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in CD row in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa during 50th Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebration and felicitation to Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra awardees at Vidhanasoudha in Bengaluru.

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Police personnel keep vigil as Congress party workers raise slogans during a protest against hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

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Congress party workers raise slogans during a protest against hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

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Congress party workers raise slogans during a protest against hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

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Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy receives his first dose of COVID vaccine during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.

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Infosys co-founder K Gopalakrishna receives the first dose of COVID vaccine during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, at private hospital in Bengaluru.

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Members of Karnataka sheeps and goat breeders during a protest to demand the implementation of Sadashiva Commission recommendations,in Bengaluru.

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An elderly citizen being administered the COVID-19 vaccine, during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, at a private hospital in Bengaluru

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa along with Transport Minister Laxman Savadi and others distributes a cheque of Rs 30 lakh to a family member of an employee of the Transport Department who died due to COVID-19 during the 'Namma Cargo' inauguration programme, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi speaks during a press conference in Bengaluru. Ragini, who was one of the accused in the sandalwood drug case, announced her first film after getting out of jail on bail.

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People buy fruits at Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS), a farmers' society for the direct marketing of farm produces, outlet in Bengaluru.

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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Pourakarmikas stage a protest in front of BBMP Head Office in Bengaluru.

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Former Prime Minister and JD(S) Supremo HD Devegowda along with party leaders holds a placard during a protest against the hike in fuel price, in Bengaluru.

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A medic collects a swab sample of a passenger for the COVID-19 test at a bus stand in Bengaluru.

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Kudlusangama Panchamsali Mutt Seer, Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami, along with community members during a 'Satyagraha' to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) hold placards during a protest rally against the state government's order for private schools to charge only 70% of the tuition fees in this academic year, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) hold placards during a protest rally against the state government's order for private schools to charge only 70% of the tuition fees in this academic year, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) take part in a protest rally against the state government's order for private schools to charge only 70% of the tuition fees in this academic year, in Bengaluru.

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Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya during 'Fit Bengaluru for Fit India', a mini triathlon event, in Bengaluru

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with swimmers during the 'Fit Bengaluru for Fit India' programme, to celebrate Bangalore's rich sporting culture, in Bengaluru.

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya and others ride bicycles as part of the 'Fit Bengaluru for Fit India' programme, to celebrate Bangalore's rich sporting culture, at Lalbagh in Bengaluru.

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya and others participate in a unique mini-triathlon as part of the 'Fit Bengaluru for Fit India' programme, to celebrate Bangalore's rich sporting culture, at Lalbagh in Bengaluru.

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A health worker collects mouth swab of a traveler to test for COVID-19 outside a train station in Bengaluru.

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Municipal officials interact with travelers before levying fine for failing to wear face masks outside a bus station in Bengaluru.

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A health worker collects nasal swab of a traveler to test for COVID-19 outside a train station in Bengaluru.

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Officials levy fine on commuters who failed to wear face masks outside a bus station in Bengaluru. Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in some parts of India after months of a steady nationwide decline, prompting authorities to impose lockdowns and other virus restrictions.

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Police personnel block the road as members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community take part in a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal (a critic of Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa) with members the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Congress senior leader Siddaramaiah, KPCC President DK Shivakumar greet Rajya Sabha opposition party leader Mallikarjun Kharge along with MLA Ramalinga Reddy and the former MP R. Dhruvanarayan, who have been newly appointed as working presidents of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), in Bengaluru.

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Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Siddaramaiah, KPCC President DK Shivakumar during appointment of KPPC Working Presidents Ramalinga Reddy and Dhruv Narayan, in Bengaluru.

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Members of Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a Panchamasali convention to demand for inclusion in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal (a critic of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa) speaks during a 'Panchamasali' convention to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru.

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Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami with Vachanananda Swami (L) during 'Panchamasali' convention, to demand for inclusion in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru

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Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks as Sri Vachanananda Swami (R) looks on during the Panchamasali convention to demand for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Wipro Founder Chairman Azim Premji speaks during a post-Budget interactive session of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with industry leaders, in Bengaluru.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a post-Budget interactive session with industry leaders, in Bengaluru.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.

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Members of All India Progressive Women's Association during a protest over the crime against women after the bodies of two minor Dalit girls were found in a field on Wednesday in Unnao District of UP, in Bengaluru.

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Musicians play traditional instruments during the celebration on the birth anniversary of Savita Maharshi, at Ravindra Kala Kshetra in Bengaluru.

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Police detain members of farmer organisations at Yeshwantpur Railway Station during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Bengaluru.

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Police detain members of farmer organisations at Yeshwantpur Railway Station during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Bengaluru.

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Members of various farmer organisations raise slogans at Yeshwantpur Railway Station during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Bengaluru.

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A health worker fills in details of people getting tested for COVID-19 outside a bus station in Bengaluru. A cluster of over a 100 cases has been detected in this southern city at an apartment complex, prompting state authorities to make RT-PCR testing mandatory for international travelers, or those who had visited or transited through either South Africa or Brazil.

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Members of Karnataka Rig Owners Association stage a protest against fuel price hike at Nagarbhavi in Bengaluru.

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Students and members of NSUI display placards during a protest to condemn the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi and against the state government demanding the two days holiday before every exam, in Bengaluru.

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Members of various social organisation display placards during a protest against the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi, in Bengaluru. Disha A. Ravi was arrested on Saturday by the Delhi Police in connection with the Greta Thunberg's 'toolkit' case.

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Historian Ramchandra Guha along with other activists holds placards during a protest against the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi, in Bengaluru. Disha A. Ravi was arrested on Saturday by the Delhi Police in connection with the Greta Thunberg's 'toolkit' case.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa congratulates daughter of Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, Aishwarya, during her wedding ceremony with son of CCD founder (late) V G Siddhartha, Amarthya Hegde, at a private hotel in Bengaluru. Congress leader DK Shivakumar is also seen.

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Daughter of Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, Aishwarya, performs a ritual during her wedding ceremony with son of CCD founder (late) V G Siddhartha, Amarthya Hegde, at a private hotel in Bengaluru.

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Daughter of Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, Aishwarya, poses for photographs during her wedding ceremony with son of CCD founder (late) V G Siddhartha, Amarthya Hegde, at a private hotel in Bengaluru.

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A roadside vendor arranges rose flowers on the eve of Valentine's Day, in Bengaluru.

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Roadside vendors wait to sell heart shaped thermocol arts at a market, on the eve of Valentine's Day, in Bengaluru.

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Construction workers and members of builders association during a protest against the increase in prices of cement, steel and other building materials, in Bengaluru.

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Members of Kannada Rakshan Vedike stage a protest against the central government for hike in fuel prices in Bengaluru.

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Congress Party workers raise slogans during a protest against the central government over the fuel price hike in Bengaluru.

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Congress Party workers during a protest against the central government over the fuel price hike in Bengaluru.

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President of India Ram Nath Kovind speaks during the 23rd annual convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Bengaluru.

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IAF fighter aircraft SU-30 takes off for a show during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the ‘Start Up Manthan 2021’ during Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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From right- Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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IAF's aerobatic teams Suryakiran and Sarang perform during the valedictory function of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

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Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircraft perform aerobatic maneuvers on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Sarang, a helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, criss cross each other to perform an aerobatic maneuver on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Police officers and others watch aircrafts perform aerobatic maneuvers on the last day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Spectators watch Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircraft take off to perform aerobatic maneuvers on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts makes a formation in the shape of a heart from a trail of smoke as they perform on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Visitors watch a display by IAF's aerobatic team 'Suryakiran' on the last day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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India Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' performs in the skies as visitors watch a Chinook helicopter on static display on the last day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber, center, flanked by two Indian Air Force light combat aircraft Tejas perform on the third and last day of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircraft perform aerobatic maneuvers on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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A woman films Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts performing aerobatic maneuvers on the last and third day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the gathering at ‘Start Up Manthan 2021’ during Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru.

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People stand on an under construction building outside Yelahanka air base and watch Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts perform aerobatic maneuvers on the second day of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru.

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Visitors watch planes on static display during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Army personnel check a gun at a stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Visitors look at a model of an LCA during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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A model of the Rafale fighter jet displayed at a stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Visitors watch a Chinook helicopter on static display during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Air Force personnel view models of helicopters at the airbus stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Brahmos missile displayed at a stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Visitors at a stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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A worker sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus outside an exhibition area on the second day of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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India Air Force's Tejas aircraft performs during the second day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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